Rescuing the Subject: A Critical Introduction to Rhetoric and the Writer
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BeschreibungWhen it was first published in 1989, Susan Miller's Rescuing the Subject: A Critical Introduction to Rhetoric and the Writer established a landmark pedagogical approach to composition based on the importance of the writer and the act of writing in the history of rhetoric. This first paperback edition includes a new introductory chapter in which Miller addresses changes in the field since the first edition, outlines new research, and surveys positions she no longer supports. A new foreword by Thomas P. Miller assesses the proven impact of Rescuing the Subject on the field of rhetoric and composition. Positioning modern composition theory in the historical context of rhetoric, Miller notes that throughout the eighteenth century, rhetoric referred to oral, not written, discourse. By contrast, her history of rhetoric contends oral and written discourse were related from the beginning. Taking a thematic rather than chronological approach, she shows how actual acts of writing comment on both rhetoric and composition. She maintains teachers and historians of rhetoric must recognize that the contemporary writing they analyze and teach demands their attention to a "textual rhetoric" that allows theorizing the writer as always symbolically a student of situated meanings.
PortraitSusan Miller is a professor of English at the University of Utah. Her previous books include Textual Carnivals: The Politics of Composition, winner of the MLA's Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize, the NCTE/CCCC Outstanding Book Award, and the W. Ross Winterowd Award, and Assuming the Positions: Cultural Pedagogy and the Politics of Ordinary Writing, which received the NCTE/CCCC Outstanding Book Award and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title, and other titles.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2004
Seitenanzahl: 200 Seiten